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Student Life

Early College High School students are also PCC students and have access to all PCC resources.  PCC is more than just a place to take classes. It's a place to find the support you need to make big changes in your life.

 

We're in this together

Queer Resource Center

What will you find in the Queer Resource Center?

A space to relax and socialize, free computer use and printing, free coffee, tea and snacks, a queer media library, movie and craft afternoons, queer-related events, supportive peer advocates and staff, community building, safer sex supplies, leadership opportunities, referrals to all campus resources, and the occasional dance party.

 

 

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Want to advocate for Gender Inclusive Spaces?

You’re welcome to join the Gender Inclusive Spaces (GIS) Committee. To learn more about the work of this committee, visit the GIS website. To be included on the GIS mailing list and receive meeting invitations, agendas, and notes, email J Gibbons.

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Multicultural Center

 

The Cascade, Rock Creek, Southeast, and Sylvania Multicultural Centers were founded to address institutional racism and the unique needs of students of color at PCC. The Multicultural Centers support the academic achievement, leadership development, and advancement of students of color at PCC.

The Multicultural Centers are centrally-located to provide a safe space that nurtures learning and the achievement of personal and educational goals through cultural enrichment, peer tutoring, mentoring, and leadership activities on campus.

 

 

Our goal is to:

  • Provide access to higher education for students of color.
  • Encourage empowerment and self-esteem in students of color by teaching self-advocacy.
  • Enable students of color to make informed choices regarding academic, career, and personal issues by providing accurate information, support and education.
  • Develop students of color as leaders by supporting student initiated programs and providing training in leadership skills.
  • Encourage exploration of issues of race, ethnicity, and culture; to enhance personal development of students of color and white students by integrating theory and learning into their daily lives; to provide programmatic context for informed action and practical experience of issues critical to people of color and society.
  • Actively seek the end of oppression based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation, age, and physical and mental abilities through all our programs and services.
  • Form alliances and foster collaboration between students, college resources, staff, faculty, and members of the wider PCC community.

We are committed to:

  • Providing the highest quality services and programs to our constituents.
  • Respecting and valuing the differences which enrich our lives and working toward greater diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Citizenship: The active participation of people of all cultures in civic life.
  • Education: Members of each cultural group pursuing knowledge to raise their individual standard of living and quality of life for the community at large.
  • Health: For people of all cultures to live, work and play in environments that are conducive to mental and physical well-being.
  • Equality: The respect for all cultural beliefs and practices that preserve human rights.
  • Freedom: The right of every individual to pursue their dreams.
  • Social change: Identifying something in your community that is not fair, just or humane and developing a process to address the cause of this issue in hopes of bringing more justice and equity to the situation.

Women's Resource Center

 

 

The Portland Community College Women’s Resource Centers (WRC) apply the principles of intersectional, multicultural feminism to resist and dismantle sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression in order to support the success of women students at PCC.

 

 

 

 

We offer a range of programs and services that vary by campus, including:

  • Trained, certified Confidential Advocates available to support students affected by relationship and/or sexual violence, harassment or stalking.
  • Free college credit academic success programs (including a program taught fully in Spanish).
  • Safer community space offering coffee/tea, personal supplies, and space to connect with others.
  • Opportunities to get involved in events, Clubs and projects related to social and gender justice.
  • Support accessing and navigating on and off-campus resources.
  • Services open to students of all genders

Mission

The Portland Community College’s campus based Women’s Resource Centers (WRC) apply the principles of intersectional, multicultural feminism to resist and dismantle sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression in order to support the success of women students at PCC.

Goals

  • Encourage empowerment and self-esteem in women by teaching self-advocacy.
  • Enable women to make informed choices regarding academic, career, lifestyle, and health issues by providing accurate information, support, and education.
  • Develop women’s leadership by supporting student-initiated programs and providing training in leadership skills.
  • Encourage exploration of gender issues; to enhance personal development of women and men by integrating theory and learning into their daily lives; to provide a programmatic context for informed action and practical experience of issues critical to women and society.
  • Actively seek the end of oppression based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and physical and mental abilities through all our programs and services.
  • Form alliances and foster collaboration between students, college resources, staff, faculty, and members of the wider PCC community.

Values

  • Providing the highest quality services possible to our constituents.
  • Respecting and valuing the differences which enrich our lives and working toward greater diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Defining our work from varied feminist perspectives around women’s culture, women’s oppression and women’s resistance.
  • Utilizing programming and resources to decrease isolation and increase support networks.
  • Demonstrating civility in all discourse.
  • Responsible use of fiscal and human resources to serve students in fulfilling the goals of Student Development and the Portland Community College mission.